Experience Japan's Ancient Capital, Kyoto, from a historic house situated close to the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Kyoto is known as the soul of Japan, with its festivals that are held throughout the year and delicate landscapes that have been preserved for the centuries.
The house is located in Nishijin, a central Kyoto neighborhood close to Kyoto Station, just a few subway stops away. You can travel from Tokyo to Kyoto in only a few hours on the world-famous bullet train. From Kyoto Station, take the Kyoto Metro Subway Karasuma Line to Imadegawa Station and get on the 102 bus just outside the station; in a few stops and you'll be just around the corner from the House.
A friendly, knowledgeable and multilingual concierge is on duty to help you with your stay in Kyoto.
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There are so many different types of Kyoto sights to see. From the Kyoto's red light district in Pontocho -- where you can see Geisha walking on cobbled stones -- to Arashiyama, where you can traverse through a bamboo forest. Guests have told us that they loved walking around Gion, Kyoto, with its carefully preserved streets and temples.
The entire traditional Kyoto Machiya house is yours for only 30,000 yen per night. Able to house up to 12 people, you can enjoy staying in a part of Kyoto's history.
"Nikai," directly translated, means "Second Floor." If you stay in the Nikai room for 10,000 yen per night, you'll have the top floor of the house to yourself. The facilities on the first floor are shared.
In the past, the "Kura" in a traditional "Machiya" house was used as an outside storehouse. Sakura House has renovated the room for your comfort. You’re able to stay in the room for 10,000 yen per night for up to 2 people, with shared facilities.
"A unique blend of traditional Japanese Machiya house with modern amenities. Spacious, with 3+ rooms -- a great luxury in Japan." - N. K.
"We really enjoyed our stay at the Sakura House Kyoto. It was great to experience sleeping on tatami. The amenities were good with plenty of space to stretch out and relax." - H.